Dental Hygiene Alumni Day 2013

Dental Hygiene Alumni Day 2013 Old Medical College

Friday, April 26, 2013

Presented by
Augusta University - Augusta
College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Dental Hygiene
and Division of Continuing Education

  • Controversies in Pharmacotherapy and Dental Medicine
  • Nutrition, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
  • Digital Radiography Update Optional Workshop

Augusta University Alumni Center
919 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, Georgia

7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Augusta University Alumni Center, 919 Fifteenth Street Augusta, GA
8:00 Welcome -Ana Thompson, Interim Chair, Department of Dental Hygiene
8:15 Controversies in Pharmacotherapy and Dental Medicine -John A. Galdo, Pharm.D.
10:45 Break
11:00 Nutrition, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes -Warren Karp, PhD., D.M.D.
12:30 Course Evaluations and Adjourn
2:00 Optional Workshop: Digital Radiography Update (Limited to 12) -Ana Thompson, R.D.H., M.H.E.

The instructional time of the morning course is 4.25 hours. The optional workshop is an additional 3.0 continuing education hours. Attendance for the entire program is approved by the Augusta University for 7.25 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Florida License Continuing Education Credit Number is P00018.

Controversies in Pharmacotherapy and Dental Medicine
This presentation is designed to lead the audience through current controversies and novel therapies within pharmacotherapy and how they relate to dental practice. The course will begin with a brief overview of clinical community practice with a focus on ways to integrate dental practice, including dental hygiene, with the local community pharmacy. Also included is a review of the “Top 100” drugs prescribed with an added emphasis on cardiovascular and diabetes therapy. Finally, the decision as of whether to give prophylaxis antibiotics to patients with a history of joint replacement will be discussed.

?John A. Galdo, Pharm.D.
Graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2011. After graduation, he pursued a one-year residency with UGA in clinical community practice. During that year, Dr. Galdo established collaborated practices with family practice medical centers around Augusta, GA, completed certification courses in multiple specialties, has been an invited speaker for Quality Improvement Organizations for Patient Safety, and continued to foster his passion in academia through precepting pharmacy students. Dr. Galdo is now the Clinical Pharmacist Educator for Barney's Pharmacy, Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia and PGY-1 Community Residency Site Coordinator for South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He is a contributing writer for various journals and magazines including Drug Topics, US Pharmacist, and America's Pharmacist. Dr. Galdo's specialties include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and drug information.

Nutrition, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
Heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and non-insulin dependent diabetes are major causes of mortality and morbidity in the U.S. These diseases are mostly preventable with proactive lifestyle behaviors. Nutrition plays a major role as a modifiable risk factor. This lecture will review the known, effective ways of reducing cardiovascular and diabetes risk using diet and nutrition.

?Warren B. Karp, PhD., D.M.D
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oral Biology and Oral Diagnosis at Augusta University. He has a PhD. in nutritional biochemistry from The Ohio State University and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from The Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Karp is an elected member of The American Institute of Nutrition (Federation of Societies of Experimental Biology) and is past president of the Georgia Nutrition Council. He has served as Director of the Nutrition Consult Service at The Dental College of Georgia for over 20 years and as Vice Chairman of the Augusta (Columbia County) Board of Health.

Optional Workshop: Digital Radiography Update
Note: Location is Dental College of Georgia Building, 4th Floor, Room 4297
Description of infection control measures, prevention of radiographic errors, patient management tips, and pros and limitations of digital radiography. Participants will also have the opportunity to take, scan, and view radiographs using mannequins, digital phosphor plates, and MiPacs computer system. Limited space available.

?Ana Thompson, R.D.H., M.H.E.
Associate Professor at Georgia Health Sciences University, Colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Dental Medicine (Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences). She received her Associate and Bachelor degrees and Master of Health Education degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Her teaching areas include dental anatomy, radiology, and dental hygiene clinic. She is currently serving as Interim Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene.


Registration fee, less a $20 administrative fee, is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by April 12, 2013.
Attendance is limited. Please register early to ensure your attendance. Registrations are accepted in the order received.

MCG/Augusta University Alumni $ 80
All Others $110
Optional Workshop $ 35


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with payment to:
Division of Continuing Education
Augusta University
919 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912

with payment by credit card
to 706-721-4642.

Call the Division of Continuing Education at

706-721-3967 or
1- 800-221-6437

31st Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium
July 19-21, 2013
Savannah, Georgia

Comfort Zone
Although every effort will be made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize that everyone's comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs
The Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.